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Feb 3, 2013 11:30am EST
,000 innocent people in our trade center and killed almost 200 people at the pentagon as well as those in pennsylvania. it was a deliberate act of terrorism. we went to war. and when you go to war and you have an enemy out there, you've got to use everything you can to make sure you go after that enemy. and that's what we did. and the fact is we had very precise effective operations to go right at al qaeda's leadership. and by weakening them and by significantly impacting them especially with the bin laden raid the fact is we are safer today from that 9/11-type attack. >> there seems to be some concern even the president did an interview with mark bouden and said there's a remoteness to it that makes it tempting that somehow we can without any mess on our hands solve vexing security problems. it's the morale -- >> you know, as a catholic i remember when i first became director of the cia and realized that i was making life and death decisions with regards to our operations. it doesn't come lightly. you've got to really think about it. you've got to make sure that we really are focused
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
faced changes in the military operations. the pentagon said it will reduce plans in the persian gulf. that would leave one carrier in the region. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the pentagon cuts, workers could face furloughs saying, quote, this is not a game. this is reality. >>> vice president joe biden made an emotional appeal to house democrats urging them to support the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy hook. and a somber tone turned emphatic, reminding his audience as of their obligations as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences and backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued, quote, i promise you times have changed. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is known for being direct. well, once, his response to a doctor offering an unsolicited opinion on his weight was ju
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
to kill americans. >>> and a drastic call by the pentagon this morning ahead of what could be huge budget cuts next month. the navy will reduce the number of aircraft carriers in the strategic persian gulf from two to one. that decision comes just one day before the "uss harry truman" was supposed to leave norfolk for the gulf. two carrier groups have been stationed in the region for the majority of the past two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> this morning, president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast at the washington hilton in northwest d.c. the president will meet with religious and community leaders from across the nation taking part in the 61st annual prayer breakfast. that national prayer breakfast has been held every year since 1953. after that, the president will head to leesburg, virginia. he will lay out his second-term agenda at the house democratic issues conference that's going on at the lansdowne resort. vice president biden spoke it the group yesterday. he said the world has changed since 1994 when congress passed an assault weapons ban. many
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
't heard from the pentagon on the latest development. but the u.s. did confirm in 2011 this one of its unmanned drones went missing. >>> those drones will likely be one of the most heated talked points during john brennan's confirmation hearing. he's president obama's pick to head the cia. he'll face tough questions from democrats and republicans. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in a written response to those lawmakers he faces later today, brennan says that those drone strikes are rare but are legal. he is defending them and will talk more about that today. he'll be asked more about that today as the top counterterror adviser for the president. the white house also releasing what had been a classified memo to lawmakers on these intelligence committees with the legal justification for why the u.s. thinks or, as the white house put, it we're doing this for the right reasons in the right way. but the ucla, privacy groups, lawmakers, even some states disagree. 11 states are trying to restrict how drones are used in their
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
the pentagon. former republican senator and decorated vietnam combat veteran, chuck hagel, already under fire before today. he got a rough treatment at today's hearing. kelly o'donnell is on the hill tonight with details. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tough questions were expected, but the real surprise today came in how chuck hagel handled the all-day scrutiny. at times appearing unprepared or off his game. and that's after hagel had dozens of personal meetings with senators, trying to win their support to become the next secretary of defense. >> right up the stairs, sir. >> reporter: chuck hagel would break new ground as the first enlisted man, first vietnam veteran, to run the pentagon. and first cabinet nominee to get the super pac treatment. tv ads against his confirmation. >> chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> reporter: but it was hagel's former colleagues and even friends who waged a coordinated attack today on hagel's judgment. john mccain seized on hagel's vocal opposition to the surge of troops in iraq in 2007. >> the question, senator hagel, the qu
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Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
: the need is exploding. the pentagon's u.s. cyber command is drawing up plans to bring 4,000 new computer security experts onboard. homeland security secretary janet napolitano warns that the lack of experts nationwide is critical. >> it should be encrypted here and is not. >> reporter: the university of southern california is among a handful of the nation's colleges answering the call, preparing to offer a degree in cyber security. >> for whatever type of system that i'm going to develop for somebody i want to make sure that it's secure. >> in the past if your computer got attacked maybe you were worried about slow start up speeds. now they can actually affect your livelihood. >> reporter: educators say it's essential to start building the cyber work force earlier in schools and colleges, preparing for one part of the economy everyone agrees is expanding as the cyber threat spreads. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >>> the man who has been on the forefront of fighting cyber attacks among other threats at the pentagon is weighing in on the wailing his likely successor got on capitol h
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
significant military capability. senator john mccain wrote the pentagon, calling it one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent memory. >> $1 billion has been basically totally wasted, with nothing to show for it. >> reporter: just flushed down the drain. >> flushed down the drain. >> reporter: you know, a lot of americans remember that infamous $600 toilet set. is this even worse than that? >> i don't mean to make a joke, but at least they got a toilet seat. out of this, they got nothing. we got nothing. >> reporter: so what went wrong? >> you had a company that wasn't up to the task of managing the project. you had a computer system that wasn't actually able to do the job. and you had an air force that was asleep at the switch. >> reporter: a top executive for the lead contractor, computer science's corporation or csc, told nbc news that it provided the air force with capabilities and assets to deliver the system of the future, and that taxpayers got their money's worth. an air force official sees it differently. >> i'm personally appalled at the limited capabilities that
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Feb 3, 2013 10:30am EST
the president's pick to head the pentagon, former republican senator chuck hagel, came under fire from members of his own party during a very contentious confirmation hearing. >> name one person in your opinion who's intim nated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> are we right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> senator hagel, please answer the question i asked. today, do you think unilateral sanctions would be a bad idea? >> all this raising questions about how effective chuck hagel will be if confirmed as secretary of defense. earlier this weekend, i sat down for a rare joint interview with the top military leadership issue the outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. >>> secretary panetta, welcome back to "meet the press." general dempsey, welcome. let me start with the man that is poised to take your place. he underwent on thursday a pretty tough round of questioning. he seemed to struggle with a lot of the answers. of course this is chuck hagel, the former republican senator from ne
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
if you use the pentagon station. the south entrance of the station will be closed starting today so the agency can replace three escalators. when it's finished this fall, the escalators will be similar to those installed in the circle station. the north entrance will stay open during this construction. also starting today, people in loudoun county have a new way to commute as well. the new goose creek village park and ride opens at belmont ridge in ashburn. from there loudoun county transit and the tyson's express provide service to west falls church in the morning and afternoon rush. >> angie goff has breaking news. good morning. >> good morning to you. eight people dead, dozens hurt after a terrible bus crash in southern california. people were still being pulled from this wreckage hours after that crash. it happened on a mountain highway as a bus was leaving the big bear resort area and collided with a truck. still no word what caused this accident a the live did he say be, angie goff, news 4. >>> it's now been a week since a gunman stormed an alabama school bus killing the drive
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
in the pentagon city mall in arlington yesterday. it is not believed the two incidents are linked. no arrests have been made yet in either case. >>> coming up tonight, dramatic new video. firefighters run for cover trying to put out the flames at an elementary school. see what started the fire >> new details are emerging after the daring rescue in alabama. why police saw from, what police saw from afar that forced them to move in and open fire. >> the power struggle in the super dome tonight we will tell you what we know about the blackout at the super bowl. and the >>> cameras captured a close call for firefighters in southern washington state. working to put out a fire at an elementary school. a blast of heat and embers sent crews running for cover. nobody was seriously hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. tonight the fbi has release nude photos after the hostage standoff in midland, alabama that went on for a week. news sources say a fire fight erupted when swat teams stormed the bunker yesterday. rescuing a 5-year-old boy named ethan. the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes, was ki
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
on whether to leave gays to their ranks. and on the heels, the pentagon is announcing a policy shift. leon panetta is expected to expand some benefits to granting access to various spots on bases are said to be included. however, it remains droughtful that mental, dental, housing allowances would be offered under the new proposal. an extension of those benefits would require an appeal of 1996 distance of marriage act. >>> and now for a look at the winter storm that is approaching the northeast. this one's going to be nasty, right? >> it has the potential. i have a feeling this is like the first day of school. this is the big shot a big storm in the northeast ever since november after sandy. that was a crazy nor'easter. but this is your typical midwestern storm. the moisture is starting to increase across texas with the rain and thunderstorms. we've seen that in laredo and san antonio. but this will be the rainy spot throughout the day today. over the next 48 hours we'll track this to the southeast. potentially an inch and a half to two inches of rain in this area north of atlanta. and out
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
they start school to job opportunities ach high school. >>> look for changes at the pentagon station. metro is closing the station's south entrance so crews can replace three escalators there. when completed this fall, they will be similar to the ones built at the dupont circle station. the north entrance will stay open during the construction. >>> all right. the reports surrounding boxing legend muhammad ali that has his family punching back this morning. >>> keeping an eye on the clock may be key to success for people trying to lose weight. >> surf the web with ease. >> your time right now is 5:06. another cold start as you get ready to head off to work. it's just a taste of what's to come. the winter weather on the horizon with weather and traff (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. vi
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
at the pentagon station will be closed. the agency is replacing escalators there and it will had stay closed into the fall. when finished, they will be similar to the one as the dupont circle station. the north entrance will stay open during construction. >>> new this morning, new information about the bus crash that killed eight people and injured more than a dozen others in southern california. the bus was carrying a tour group from tijuana, mexico. when the bus driver reported brake problems in the big bear resort area. police say the bus rear ended a sedan and hit a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. 38 people were taken to the hospital ziefrnl the tearjerkers beat out the big laughs. which super bowl commercials rated the highest? >> an ice cold start to your week and next chance for snow is hours away. weather and traffic on the 1s ahead. >>> next, the simple task that's the subject of an out of this world viral >>> how do you wash your hands with soap and water in space. >> good question. how do astronauts wash their hands in space. >> chris hat field gave us -- he washes his ha
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
russell is at the live december week breaking news from the pentagon. >>> we learned the pentagon plans to extend certain benefits to gay and lesbian military families. it is unclear which benefits will be extended. the military is limited because of the 1996 defense of marriage act. it would be the final imprint of secretary of defense leon panetta under his tenure don't ask, don't tell was rescinded and decision to allow women to serve in combat. military is expected to announce the changes sometime later this week. >>> he survive ad frightening ordeal but things are slowly returning to normal for the 5-year-old boy rescued yesterday from an underground bunker in alabama. she back home this afternoon and right now is expected to return to school soon. meanwhile, plenty of questions remain about how authorities freed him from his kidnapper. as chris clackum reports, though, a few dee tails, few details, have emerged. >> reporter: from the principal at midland city elementary school in alabama, everybody is waiteding the return of 5 old kidnapped victim ethan. >> everybody knows ethan.
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
officials say the pentagon will extend some benefits to same sex spouses. the defense department is expected to allow same sex partners access to things like housing privileges and recreational activities. the allowances would likely not cover health care benefits. a date for an official announcement on that policy change has not been set. this comes about 16 months after the pentagon lifted its ban on gays in the military. eun? >>> the infamous blackout at this year's super bowl may have surprised you, but not the nfl. the steps the nfl had taken to avoid such a problem. >>> also ahead, why one popular type of beverage may be a bad mix for you when you make a cocktail. >>> a dramatic rescue after a camera catches two teens falling through the ice. >>> 5:06 right now. no icy conditions as you step out the door. that could be changing. the winter weather on (vo) they were married for... 53 years. she was his everything. he can't live alone anymore. but we don't have the room. so, we talked to suntrust... looked at our options... remodeled... for family, you make it work. he taught me that. (a
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
training, cutbacks in operations, and layoffs of civilian pentagon employees plus civilian defense contractors. >> it's an idiotic management nightmare to try to run a complex sophisticated, long-term program when you have short-term, massive cuts. >> reporter: deep cuts also loom in social services. outgoing defense secretary panetta slammed democrats and republicans for their game of chicken. >> let's see how bad it can get in order to have the other party blink. >> reporter: some senate republicans today said push the deadline back seven months. but house speaker john boehner said in effect he will not blink. >> at some point, washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick the can down the road for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> reporter: another obama/boehner battle. for now the dead line stands. 23 days and no deal yet. i'm steve handlesman. >>> floyd corkins is 28 years old. he entered his this morning and told the judge he intended to make a statement against gay rights opponents. he shot a security guard i
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
miklaszewski on duty for us at the pentagon tonight. jim, thanks. >>> it was a busy first day on the job for the new secretary of state, john kerry. and it started with a rousing welcome from hundreds of employees at the state department, and a nod to his predecessors. >> here's the big question before the country and the world and the state department after the last eight years. can a man actually run the state department? i don't know. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> john kerry, referencing hillary clinton and condoleezza rice. before that, colin powell had the job. kerry is the first white man to hold the job of secretary of state since warren christopher 16 years ago. >>> now to the 15-year-old girl who became a global inspiration after she survived an assassination attempt by the taliban in pakistan, because she spoke out for the rights of young women. her name, malala, now being mentioned for the nobel peace prize. and tonight we're hearing from her for the first time since her remarkable recovery. our report from nbc's keir simmons in london. >> today you can see
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
of shoppers at the pentagon city mall today. the guys used hammers to smash through a display case. at the zale's jewelry store. they stole 27 rings worth more than $120,000. then they jumped into a red car, broke through the parking garage gates to make their get away. >> strong criticism from the d.c. police chief about a report about the department's handling of sex crimes. last month the report from the gr gra group human rights watch saying they failed to document or investigate 170 sexual assaults over four years. today, out of 1,200 victims the report talked to 15. the report excluded positive comments from victims about the police. >> try to tell them that the methodology they were using was wrong. what is that going to say to a young woman, or young person, or a anyperson, victim of sexual assault. are they going to want to come forward and report to police. >> our calls to human rights watch have not been returned. >> new jersey senator robert menendez is talking public low about the prostitution scandal that has plagued him for months. >> it is amazing to me that anonymo
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am EST
. >>> police need your help finding four men who robbed a jewelry store in the pentagon city mall. this is surveillance video from that brazen robbery that happened yesterday while shoppers were in the zales jewelry store. they smashed through the display cases, stole 27 rings. the group jumped into a red car and broke through the parking garage gate. if you recognize the men in this video, call police. >>> word this morning that sunday's power outage at the superdome will not leave new orleans in the dark when it comes to hosting future super bowls. roger goodell says that 34-minute blackout won't hurt the city's chances of hosting the big game. they have not decided where it will be played 2015 and beyond. goodell is the shoeing down rumors that beyonce is to blame for the outage. he says there's no indication her halftime show was a factor in that incident. >>> joe flacco is learning how exhausting it is to be the super bowl mvp. the ravens quarterback will be in baltimore for the super bowl parade today. but he's already been to disney world and new york since winning the game
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
. this crime is eerily similar to one that took place at pentagon city mall in arlington on monday. it is not believed the incidents are linked. no arrests have been made in either case. >>> it's about 4:31ment time for a first look at the forecast for this wednesday morning. >> maybe pollen floating around out there. maybe in here. >> i'm sorry. sneezing on the air. >> good morning. we're starting off with a lot of cloudiness and we've had overnight just a few scattered sprinkles that are dissipated. a lot of cloudiness over much of the region. as the morning progresses, the clouds breaking up. under the clouds, temperatures shenandoah valley out of the mountains, a little above freezing. closer to washington, this frederick county maryland, to culpeper, fredericksburg near freezing. near the waters and away from the waters, it's near freezing. nearby suburbs in montgomery county, it's around 30. right near the freezing mark in prince george's county. much of the district of columbia near freezing. prince william into the upper 20s. here's how the day is progressing. our temperatu
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> panetta served for 16 years, 8 terms. today he called the defense spending cuts legislative madness. >>> the use of drones continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisi
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
-and-grab at a zale's in pentagon city mall monday. >> a northern virginia congressman is explain sag port for a bill to legalize marijuana. representative jim moran and d.c. delegate, eleanor holmes horton are two of several co-sponsors of a measure introduced. calls for decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level and allowing states to regulate it. it is time to reform our drug laws. he told news 4 -->>> no more mail saturdays. the u.s. postal service will scale back beginning in august. the agency says the move will save $2 billion a year. the post office reported nearly $16 billion in losses last year. meanwhile, as traditional mail scales back, today apple announced it delivered its 25 billionth song on aye tuitunes. >> watching a storm that could have a major impact across the northeast. >> storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer will let us know what we can expect. anything at all, doug for us? >> we know, we keep trying to look at the storms. keep trying to come our way. and they simply move out of our way. right now what we are dealing with the storm. and it does so, we will be watch
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
there including ambassador chris stevens. >>> the threat of huge budget cuts next smooth forcing the pentagon to make a drastic move this morning. defense secretary leon panetta says the number of aircraft carriers stationed in the critical persian gulf is being reduced from two to one. the decision comes just one day before the uss harry truman was to leave norfolk for the gulf. two carrier groups have been kept in the region for most of the past two years because of rising tensions with iran. >>> and we've learned the man chosen to replace leon panetta as defense secretary will not receive a confirmation vote today as originally planned. the senate armed services committee decided to delay the vote on former senator chuck hagel after demands for more information from republicans. several senators have asked for more detail of hagel's business dealings and contents of past speeches. democrats say the move is just political posturing, and they fully expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> 4:36. florida senator marco rubio will deliver the republican response to the president's state of the union ad
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
on the metro system is getting a much-needed upgrade. metro is replacing escalators at the pentagon station. the three are being replaced at the station's south entrance the the north entrance will remain open. the projects begins on monday. it's expected to last through the fall. the current escalators were installed 18iers. the new escalators will be similar to those recently installed at the system's dupont circle station. >>> what a catch. check this out. a 10-year-old in herndon is being hailed for reeling in a big one, and it looks like it is one for the record books. >> why do they use roman numerals to number the super bowls? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "news4 at 5." there are over 200 varieties of gourmet coffee that have earned the "keurig brewed" seal of approval. the keurig brewed seal is our commitment that the coffee inside will deliver a delicious cup of coffee every time. keurig brewed -- look for the only mark of genuine keurig quality. >>> new action after reports that d.c. police may have handled dozens of sexual a15u89 cases. last month the human righ
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
the pentagon station south entrance. the agency is replacing three escalators. they will be similar to those recently installed at the system's dupont circle station. and the north entrance will remain open during the escalator work. >>> new information on the breaking news we are following in gaithersburg. firefighters are now clearing the scene of a fire at junior's chicken, on diamond avenue. you are looking at live pictures. still an active scene, and firefighters remain in place and the fire is out but we don't know what caused the fire. firefighters are now saying that the fire may have started in some ductwork. fortunately the reports is that nobody was hurt. >>> the time is 9:34. good promotion or show spoiler? coming up, how a theater is giving the audience more say about what happens onstage. >>> and a reason to celebrate. we will tell you what inspired the rowdy group of swimmers. you are watching "news4 today." >>> in this week's wednesday child, you may remember a wonderful youngster we met at a local swimming pool. we heard a story and saw one of the most endearing smiles you c
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
. today is the first day for an escalator replacement station at the pentagon station. so the south entrance will be closed. it will be closed into the fall of this year. when completed the escalators will be similar to the ones recently installed at the dupont circle station. the north entrance will be open during construction. >>> police are investigating a crash involving a school bus this morning. the bus collided with an suv at the intersection of connecticut and east-west highway. there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident. the bus was actually on its way to pick up students for school. there were no serious injuries reported. danella? >> it's quiet today. a lot of folks slept in, i think, because of the super bowl. let's talk about construction on the beltway here. the outer loop toward georgetown pike, you will see an alternating closure. possibly over to right lane. not bad on the american legion bridge but you will hit the brakes and slow there. eastbound at fairfax county parkway. construction should be in the left lane or right lane. alternating closur
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
riders are having to use a different entrance to the pentagon station. the south entrance is closed for the never several months while the three escalators are replaced. metro says the original escalators are 18 years old, and replacement parts aren't available. the north entrance will be open during all that work. >>> better bring your appetite. how you can get a free breakfast tomorrow. >>> but i want you back or that or this. ♪ >> and find out which super bowl commercials were a hit and which ones missed th (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. ♪ burning like a fire ♪ building up from deep inside it was 3 days of pure joy. susan g. komen's investments in early detection an
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in pentagon city mall in arlington this morning. jackie bensen is live with the latest on this. of course we understand they went for the best stuff. >> that's right, wendy, they went straight for the rings, taking 27 of them, and police have noted this crime's proximity to valentine's day. the security camera videos show the suspects were determined -- repeatedly pounding the display case until it shattered enough to be peeled back. >> we had four suspects enter the store, two brandished hammered, smashed the glass casing, and at that point all four individuals started grabbing rings and stuffed them into a bag. >> reporter: the mall was open and customers were inside. loot in hand, the men ran to a nearby exit into the third-floor level. witnesses told police they jumped into a red car. it was clear from how fast they were going they were not planning to stop at the joyce street exit gate. >> from there we got reports of a red sedan shortly thereafter busting through the gates. >> police say the stolen rings had an estimated value of $128,000. no store or mall employees were injured. >> ri
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
. the thieves robbed the zales jewelry store at pentagon city mall yesterday. the four men smashed the display cases with hammers and stole 27 rings. they then jumped into a red car and broke through the parking garage gate. if you recognize these men, call police. >>> a group of firefighters in baltimore is happy to be waking up at home this morning. the first responders rushed to the scene of a four-alarm fire last night. this happened just before 6:00. the flames got so intense the firefighters were told to evacuate the building. as they left, the building collapsed, trapping five of them inside. the crew was rescued and rushed to the hospital. incredibly, they suffered only minor injuries. >>> richmond wants your input on how the area near the redskins new training camp should look. city council is holding a meeting to get ideas about landscaping near the camp. it comes after many of the trees were bulldozed. the city is also still trying to decide how to handle parking for thousands of 'skins fans expected to head to that facility when training camp begins. >>> we just got this in. hardy
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
in broad daylight. look at surveillance video that shows the men smashing display cases at the pentagon city mall zales store. this was yesterday. the thieves got away with 27 rings worth about $120,000. they then jumped into a red car and broke through the parking garage gates. if you recognize those men, call police. >>the princeton review ranked two virginia schools as the best value public schools in america. the university of virginia in charlottesville is ranked number one. the college of william and mary in williamsburg came in fourth. the princeton review came up with the ranking based on more than 30 factors, including tuition, room and board and financial aid. >>> the very personal question a local college is now asking applicants. >>> plus a local highway where you can go a lot faster now. >>> bragging rights for the mornings spent sitting had traffic. we're number one. how many weeks we spend on average staring at brake lights. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s is next. >>> next, apple's jumbo ipad is out this morning. what you get for a bigger price tag. >>> a major debut f
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
of same-sex service members. the pentagon is not releasing details on which benefits would be included. there are limitations because federal law forbids the government from recognizing same-sex unions. the military is expected to announce more specifics later this week. >>> a 10-year-old is out of juvenile deengs after bringing a toy gun to school. douglas macarthur elementary in alexandria. the school administrators alerted the police after they learned he had showed the toy gun to another student on the bus yesterday. the boy has been suspended from school. could be expelled. >>> a father from northeast d.c. is making an emotional promise tonight to get his 6-year-old daughter back. her name is eriona. she has been missing since last week. she is thought to be with her mother and the man who is wanted by the police. jackie bensen with our report now with the latest on the search for that child. >> reporter: her pear is worn down from six days of constant worry and fear. her mother asked to take her to the grocery store. >> i said sure. i let her go. i haven't seen them since. >> rep
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
and international law. >>> sometime this week the pentagon expected to announce a major policy change that would extend some military benefits to same sex spouses. ld soon have access to things like housing privileges and recreational activities. the allowances would not cover health care benefits. military would likely require documentation that designates a service member's same sex partner. >>> one year away from the winter olympics. why there's already a little concern that mother nature won't cooperate. >>> also, a terrifying crime caught on tape at a local jewelry store. what the robbers used that paralyzed everybody inside. >>> a rescue in an iconic park is caught on camera. >>> temperatures are back where they belong in time of year. weather and traffic on the 1s, next. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00am EST
follow federal and international law. >>> the pentagon is expected to announce this week a policy change that would extend some military benefits to same-sex couples. partners could have access to base gyms, commission sar shopping and theaters. the allowances would likely not cover health care benefits. the military would likely require documentation that documents service member same-sex spouse. >>> right now president obama is in annapolis at the democratic senate caucus. he's urging fellow democrats to help prevent billions of dollars in spending cuts from taking effect. he's calling on the senate to pass a short-term deal that would avert what's known as sequestration. millions of dollars in domestic and defense spending cuts will automatically take effect march 1st if no budget deal is reached. >>> and deja vu all over again for john kerry. he will sworn in again as secretary of state. vice president joe biden will administer the oath during a ceremonial swearing in this afternoon at the state department. kerry was officially sworn in last friday. >>> at least six people are dead a
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
congress for failing to present the sequester. he said if congress doesn't act shs the pentagon will be forced to absorb $46 billion in spending cuts in this fiscal year. the military will also face a $35 billion shortfall in operating expenses. he says the military's ability to respond to a crisis will suffer. >> my fear is that there is a dangerous and callous attitude that is developing among some republicans and some democrats. that these dangerous cuts can be allowed to take place in order to blame the other party for the consequences. >> his remarks came during a speech. he warned that if the sequester kicks in march 1st, there will be widespread civilian furloughs, layoffs and hiring freezes. >>> tonight historic change if z in the works for the post office. no more saturday deliveries. the agency will implement the change on august 1st in order to save $2 billion. under the plan, mail will be delivered to homes and businesses monday through friday. mail will still be delivered to post office boxes on saturdays and packages will still be delivered. the post office lost ne
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> thanks, steve. >>> defense secretary panetta told congress today that the pentagon extorted a plan that would arm syrian rebels. those remarks came at a senate hearing into the attack on the u.s. mission. senator john mccain asked panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff about that plan for syria. >> how many more have to die before you recommend military action, and did you support the recommendation by the secretary of stays, then secretary clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria. did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> that plan did not go forward. senator mccain later released a statement today. he urged president obama to take action to end the conflict in syria. >> chandra levy, that is the game in a brings up memories for many in our area. she's the washington intern who was murdered, whose body turned up in rock creek part in 2002, a year after her disappearance. today her convicted killer returned to the court for a hearing that could potentiall
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
from 95 to 270. aaron? >> you can expect changes if you use metro's pentagon station. today the south entrance of the station closes so the agency can replace three escalators. when completed this fall, the escalators will be similar to those installed at dupont circle. the north entrance will be open during construction. a look at the forecast after this. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in. hi, good to see you. start with an actual written offer when selling your car, no strings attached. carmax. start here. >>> good morning. cold now in the 20s. later today in the mid and upper 30s with increasing clouds. tonight we might get a coating to an inch of snow. all the areas in light blue. that's much of virginia and maryland, the district. farther north and west out of the mountains one to two inches between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. on a tuesday. could have a slick morning commute tomorrow. it melts tomorrow afternoon and then on wednesday, thursday into the weekend each day highs in the 40s. maybe rain on friday. that's the way it looks, aaro
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
. the boys mother said she can't describe how incredible it is to hold her son again. the pentagon is expected to announce soon that it will begin extending some benefits to same-sex couples who previously have been denied. it's not clear how extensive the list of additional benefits will be. the move comes about a year and a half after the official end of don't ask, don't tell. >>> some students from sandy hook elementary will be part of the preshow for this sunday's grammy awards. children recently recorded "over the rainbow" to help newtown, connecticut, heal from the december tragedy at that school. a different group of newtown children performed at the super bowl with jennifer hudson. >>> and it's not exactly nemo, but an orange and white gold fish has found a human friend. the disabled fish now sports, take a look closely, special sling to help it get around the tank. its owner says the fish may look silly but he adds it's better than lying at the bottom of the tank all day. i add it's better than floating at the top. it is now nine minutes after the hour. now let's get a che
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
you 26 minutes. heading over to 395 slow at the pentagon. delays continue to the 14th >>> it is thursday morning, february 7th, 2013. we're getting ready in the northeast for what could be some major snow over the next few days, the calm before the storm. we're inside, toasty in studio 1a. i'm willie geist along with al and natalie, jenna bush-hager. good to see you. how are you feeling mama snfr good. >> you look amazing. >> my standard answer as i get bigger by the day. i'm annoyed at myself for even saying it. >> how far along are you now? >> i'm seven months. >> you're barely showing. i predict a boy. i'm just saying. >> 50-50. she's not having a puppy. >> it may come out -- i keep having dreams it's going to come out a cat. >> wow. >> wow. >> hair ball. >> this is a cat and i can take care of that, a litter box. >> parenting 101. >> your mom on line one. >> how do you predict a boy? >> everybody has the old wives tale. they say with girls your face shape changes, nose grows bigger, other things, more junk in the trunk. you're like a little basketball belly. i don'
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